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    Wink two-faced brands

    Since moving from the west to the east coast I've discovered a number of brands that I had known by a different name and am now so interested in the reasons why a brand is named differently in one part of the country than the other and what that might affect.

    Like: Hellmanns (east coast) vs. Best Foods (west coast)
    It's most interesting to look at their identical sites with different names

    Or, Dryer's (west) vs. Edy's (east coast)
    sort of: Carl's Jr. vs. Hardee's

    What are some others?

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    Default Just a guess

    probably one company bought out the other company but keeps product name the same so customers will still recognize and stay brand loyal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetterLateThanNever View Post
    probably one company bought out the other company but keeps product name the same so customers will still recognize and stay brand loyal.


    that sounds like a good answer. ive always wondered the same thing.

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    Well...Dryer's is close to Bryer's. Do they have Bryer's on the West coast? Maybe that's why it's Edy's here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cricket1 View Post
    Well...Dryer's is close to Bryer's. Do they have Bryer's on the West coast? Maybe that's why it's Edy's here.
    Yep, we have Breyers too.

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    Slightly unrelated, but that reminds me of automotive manufacturers who make the same cars under different brands. They just slap a few different things on them to make us think we have more choices. Just dumb.

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    Exactly. For instance, Whirlpool makes all of Kenmore's (Sears) appliances.

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    Exactly. For instance, Whirlpool makes all of Kenmore's (Sears) appliances.
    I did not know that Kenmore's were Whirlpools, but I do know that Whirlpool makes Magtag and Amana appliances.

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    Another west vs east coast (or maybe it's just midwest) thing
    The shape of butter sticks. All you ppl who have lived in the same area all your lives might think I have fallen off my rocker, but it's true.
    On the west coast, the sticks are short and fat, and in the midwest they are long and skinny. The packaging is even in a different shape to accomadate the different shaped sticks. I prefer them long and skinny because they melt faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IntlMom View Post
    Another west vs east coast (or maybe it's just midwest) thing
    The shape of butter sticks. All you ppl who have lived in the same area all your lives might think I have fallen off my rocker, but it's true.
    On the west coast, the sticks are short and fat, and in the midwest they are long and skinny. The packaging is even in a different shape to accomadate the different shaped sticks. I prefer them long and skinny because they melt faster.
    I can't even imagine what a short fat stick of butter would look like. How does it fit in the butter dish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntlMom View Post
    Another west vs east coast (or maybe it's just midwest) thing
    The shape of butter sticks. All you ppl who have lived in the same area all your lives might think I have fallen off my rocker, but it's true.
    On the west coast, the sticks are short and fat, and in the midwest they are long and skinny. The packaging is even in a different shape to accomadate the different shaped sticks. I prefer them long and skinny because they melt faster.
    Really? I don't remember this from the west coast ... I have only had long skinny ones on both sides of the country. I'll have to look when I'm in Oregon later this month ...

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    Got long, skinny sticks of butter here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IntlMom View Post
    Another west vs east coast (or maybe it's just midwest) thing
    The shape of butter sticks. All you ppl who have lived in the same area all your lives might think I have fallen off my rocker, but it's true.
    On the west coast, the sticks are short and fat, and in the midwest they are long and skinny. The packaging is even in a different shape to accomadate the different shaped sticks. I prefer them long and skinny because they melt faster.
    Short and fat here. As for how they fit on a butter dish... they don't really. I've always kind of wondered about that. It's just a short, fat blob in the middle of the dish that kind of sticks out over the sides! LOL. You'd have to put 2 (or 3) on a dish to make it look long enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HisDaisy View Post
    I did not know that Kenmore's were Whirlpools, but I do know that Whirlpool makes Magtag and Amana appliances.
    I wasn't aware of it either until we shopped for appliances for the new house and the salesperson at Sears told us this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntlMom View Post
    Another west vs east coast (or maybe it's just midwest) thing
    The shape of butter sticks. All you ppl who have lived in the same area all your lives might think I have fallen off my rocker, but it's true.
    On the west coast, the sticks are short and fat, and in the midwest they are long and skinny. The packaging is even in a different shape to accomadate the different shaped sticks. I prefer them long and skinny because they melt faster.
    Long skinny sticks here too and that's all I've ever seen on the lower part of the east coast. I would think the fatter sticks would be a pain in some instances though when you think about it......and I am now, OMG, LOL!

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